Salad with Strawberry Dressing Served in a Noodle Basket

Salad with Strawberry Dressing Served in a Noodle Basket

The sweet-sour strawberry dressing is a perfect match with the tender spinach leaves. The pasta basket can be eaten too, of course!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Long pasta
50 g (dry weight)
Salad spinach leaves
1 bag
5 to 6
to taste
For the dressing:
Puréed strawberries
1 cup (200 ml)
Red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon


1. Make the dressing. Process about 10 strawberries (depending on the size) in a food processor to make 1 cup of purée.
2. Add red wine vinegar and lemon juice to the purée and mix.
3. Make the noodle basket. Boil the pasta following the package instructions. While it's cooking, invert a heatproof glass bowl and brush lightly with oil on the outer surface. Drain the cooked pasta, and stick it around the bowl to form a basket.
4. Put the pasta covered bowl in an oven preheated to 170°C, and bake for about 20 minutes until the pasta is golden brown.
5. Take the bowl out of the oven and let cool. Take the basket off the bowl.
6. Put the spinach leaves, fruit, and walnuts in the basket. Pour the dressing over the contents of the basket. Don't forget to enjoy the crunch, too!

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this recipe using a photo in an American magazine as reference. Strawberry dressing is sold in cans, but every brand I've tried has too much balsamic vinegar for my taste, killing the flavor of the strawberries. So I made a dressing with the proportions I like. It's an easy yet really delicious dressing that I'm very proud of.